Here are the top 114 tourist attractions to see in Phuket:

1. Phi Phi Islands

54 km
from city center
1 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.

2. Patong Beach

5.0 /5

7 km
from city center
2 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Often called the party capital of Asia, Patong Beach is the most popular beach in Phuket. Known for its clean sandy shores, bold nightlife and colourful attractions, Patong Beach accommodates swimming, parasailing and other water sports during the day. At night you can check out its fantastic nightlife. From restaurants to pubs, nightclubs to Go-Go bars, you can party till late on this beach anytime throughout the year.

3. Big Buddha

4.3 /5

14 km
from city center
3 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Big Buddha is a 45 m high statue of Buddha visible from miles away showcasing an impressive e work of craftsmanship and dedication.

4. Bangla Road

4.6 /5

8 km
from city center
4 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Bangla Road or Soi Bangla is the hub of nightlife in Phuket. It is a merry 400 metre stretch of road close to Patong beach that has been cordoned off from traffic and is reserved for only walking. It has a vibrant display of bright lights, street performances, street vendors, Ping-Pong shows and much more. Loud music and cheap booze shops lend it a happy vibe. Restaurant and pubs compete for customers, as do entertainers.

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5. Kata Beach

4.7 /5

15 km
from city center
5 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

One of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Kata beach is ideal for a family vacation. With its choice array of dining venues, nightclubs, shopping and beach activities, visitors are guaranteed entertainment. The island in the bay also makes for a beautiful sunset experience.

6. Phuket Old Town

4.2 /5

10 km
from city center
6 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The old town of Phuket is a place that takes one to the cultural walk amid all the beautiful traditional architectures and markets.

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7. Surin Beach

4.4 /5

7 km
from city center
7 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Surin beach, also sometimes called as Millionaire's row, is a celebrity favorite due to its classy resorts and hotels along the bay. The calming turquoise waters, white sand and the many beach attractions ensure a fulfilling experience to those who visit it.

8. Phuket FantaSea

3.6 /5

6 km
from city center
8 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket FantaSea is a theme park often referred to as the Disneyland of South East Asia.

9. Karon Beach

4.7 /5

13 km
from city center
9 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Located on the west coast of Phuket, Karon Beach is the third longest beach in Phuket. Sandwiched between Patong to the north and Kata to the south it is a vast and uncrowded place for those looking for some quiet time. Karon Beach has some excellent snorkelling spots and clean crystal blue water that is a joy to swim in.

10. Wat Chalong

4.5 /5

12 km
from city center
10 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

One of the most popular temples of Phuket, Chalong Wat is an impressive building almost always flocked with devotees and tourists.

11. Phuket Weekend Night Market

3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
11 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket Weekend Market is a popular tourist haunt with its endless display of exciting items and delicious cuisine. Tourists love to browse among the many items for sale like clothes, souvenirs and quirky accessories for very reasonable prices. It is also the perfect place to try some exotic Thai food - including fried insects!

12. Tiger Kingdom

4.0 /5

5 km
from city center
12 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

A sister operation of Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai, Tiger Kingdom Phuket opened on July 2013 and is only 15 mins away from Patong Beach. It is located next to the Go-Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill. Tiger kingdom is not a standard zoo; it specializes in big cats and is the world’s leading facility in encounters with this majestic animal. Here you will find Indochinese tigers of varying sizes and ages.

13. Nai Harn Beach

4.6 /5

20 km
from city center
13 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The laid-back Nai Harn Beach in the south of Phuket is a nice spot for vacationing among hills, islands, palm trees and clear water. Tourists flock here for a day of relaxed frolicking by the bay, getting massages and eating Thai food while lounging in chairs along the beachside.

14. Simon Cabaret

10 km
from city center
14 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Simon Cabaret is located at 8 Sirirat Road in Phuket, Thailand. It is an intimate theatre which offers live cabaret shows by dancers in sparkly attire and head-dresses. Established in 1991, Simon Cabaret has a jaw-dropping stage design with hi-tech sound system and lighting equipment. The theatre has been providing a rich source for entertainment for its visitors.

15. Freedom Beach

3.9 /5

11 km
from city center
15 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Freedom Beach is a pristine 300m stretch of white sand that is peppered with granite rocks and surrounded by lush green hills full of jungles. The unique location of Freedom Beach gives it an exceptional feel. Although it wasn't easy to access this beach earlier, it has become much simpler to go to this piece of paradise via longtail boats nowadays.

16. James Bond Island

15,491 km
from city center
16 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

James Bond Island or locally known as Khao Phing Kan is the name given to a pair of islands situated on the West Coast of Thailand. Located in the Phang Nga Bay of Andaman Sea and about 40 meters away from the shore is another islet named Ko Tapu or Khao Tapu. The massive nail-like rock structure rising from between the water is a limestone cliff. James Bond Island is a significant and unique formation among tourist attractions. The island is famous for its natural curiosity, ideal photography opportunities, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in this region.

17. Phuket Elephant Park

3.0 /5

11 km
from city center
17 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Home to a variety of rescued elephants, the Phuket Elephant Park provides its visitors with an opportunity to observe and interact with these gentle creature in their natural habitat. Set in a national park, a half day tour of this sanctuary lets visitors watch elephants take mudbaths and forage amongst the green foliage, for a beautiful and heartwarming experience.

18. Promthep Cape

4.0 /5

22 km
from city center
18 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The most well-known and photographed location on Phuket, Promthep Cape lies on the southernmost tip of Phuket, ahead of Rawai Beach. Popularly known as ‘Laem Promthep’ or ‘God’s Cape’, it is much more than just a tourist location to take photos. Promthep Cape has a sweeping view over the southeast and east of this island. It also has an air-conditioned lighthouse, which is also a museum.

19. Karon View Point

3.9 /5

18 km
from city center
19 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Karon View Point in south Phuket is a sought-after stop point by many tourists on their way to visiting the surrounding beaches.It offers a beautiful panoramic view over the sea, including three bays and is an ideal spot for relaxing and having a bite or two.

20. Monkey Hill, Phuket

3.8 /5

9 km
from city center
20 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Toh Sae Hill or Monkey Hill is often frequented by tourists who like to spend time watching the frolicky creatures up to their mischievous antics. They can also be fed little treats, and even have been trained by a local man to perform some little tricks.

21. Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

3.8 /5

12 km
from city center
21 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

An amazing way to relish your alcohol thirst is through a short tour of Chalong Bay Rum distillery situated at Chalong Bay area of Phuket.

22. Green Elephant Sanctuary Park

3.0 /5

5 km
from city center
22 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is a sprawling park spread over 40,000 metres. It’s in the middle of a lush green jungle with a stream running through it; the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is home to many rescued elephants from around Asia. You can learn all about the lives of these elephants before they were saved, feed them and even bathe them.

23. Koh Lanta

89 km
from city center
23 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Koh Lanta Island is renowned as the lesser-known paradise in the Andaman Sea between the Phi Phi Islands and the western coast of Thailand. It is a cluster of 52 islands, and most of them are uninhabited as well as away from the clutches of commercialization. This allows visitors to experience an authentic island experience and a relaxing vacation amidst jungles, coral reefs, balmy weather, and secluded beaches. Not only this, but at Koh Lanta you can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, getting inked, a soothing Thai massage, or just a longtail boat tour.

24. Water Sports

3.5 /5

15 km
from city center
24 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The best way to beat the heat at Phuket and enjoy the thrill is by water sport activities available at various beaches.

25. Khao Rang Hill View Point

3.3 /5

8 km
from city center
25 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Perfect for a cosy and romantic date, the Khao Rang Hill, with its scenic beauty, viewpoint bridge and quaint restaurants, is fast becoming a tourist favourite. Some of the popular restaurants include the Tunk ka Cafe, and Khao Rang Breeze. The Wat Khao Rang Buddha temple is another attraction on the hill.

26. Jui Tui Shrine

2.7 /5

9 km
from city center
26 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket is a popular Chinese temple, with its colourful exteriors and dragons, built in honour of the deity Tean Hu Huan Soy. It holds a revered place in the history of Phuket, with locals coming to celebrate both good and bad times within the grounds of the temple. Some of the popular attractions here include the firecracker house and the fortune sticks.

27. Bang Tao Beach

4.4 /5

8 km
from city center
27 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Bang Tao Beach can be called the luxury stretch of Phuket. This tiny beach stretches for only four miles or roughly six and a half kilometres, which is entirely populated with luxury resorts and vast villas. It is on a just a few minutes' away from the quaint little town of Cherng Talay, where the primary occupation of the villagers even today is fishing, farming and rubber tapping, like their ancestors.

28. Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

3.4 /5

12 km
from city center
28 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Located in a national park about 25 km south of the old Phuket town, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is worth a visit to understand, and appreciate nature. Witness the rescued gibbons live and thrive in their natural habitat, and realise the importance of wildlife conservation.

29. Kata Noi Beach

3.8 /5

17 km
from city center
29 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The white sandy beach of Kata Noi is a tucked away in a quiet, out of the way spot for those handful of people seeking peace and calmness. Tourists, in addition to the beach cuisine and massages, also enjoy a bit of surfing at this beach.

30. Siam Niramit Phuket

3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
30 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

A beautiful kaleidoscope of colors, myths and history and with over a 100 artists, the Siam Niramat portrays a deep and breathtaking narrative of 700 years of Thai history and culture. The carefully recreated traditional Thai village around the theatre, with its little huts and delightful guides, as well as the dinner buffet with a variety of exotic local cuisine, adds to the experience.

31. Phuket Trickeye Museum

3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
31 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The first Trick Eye Museum in southern Thailand, Trickeye 3D is located in Phuket Town, on the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads. It is a large two-storey building, which used to be a famous movie theatre until 2002. The most striking thing about Phuket Trickeye Museum is a feature gallery of about 100 painted and sculpted scenes using trompe-l' oeil (meaning 'deceive the eye' in French) techniques.

32. Bang Pae Waterfall

3.3 /5

11 km
from city center
32 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Among the famous waterfalls in Phuket, the picturesque Bang Pae waterfalls is situated in the east of the city in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Tourists enjoy a nice relaxed walk to the waterfall, and have a good time in the shallow streams. There are also a couple of great seafood restaurants around for having a bite.

33. Soi Dog Foundation

3.7 /5

20 km
from city center
33 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Established in 2003, the Soi Dog Foundation is home to many stray animals of Thailand, where friends of the furry creatures are allowed to drop in. It has received international acclaim for its work, particularly following the 2004 tsunami and 2011 Bangkok floods. Rescued animals are provided a loving home, and are also available for adoption.

34. Raya Island

3.6 /5

39 km
from city center
34 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Racha islands in the south of Phuket are a favorite spot for diving and snorkelling, because of the beautiful turquoise waters and the abundant marine life along this bay. After landing on the u-shaped Ao Tawan Tok bay, people often frequent the luxury resort The Racha, and enjoy strolling walks and a quiet relaxing vacation on this island.

35. Phuket Aquarium

3.6 /5

18 km
from city center
35 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket Aquarium in Cape Panwa is situated 40 kms away from the central Phuket City, near the Thai Navy's Third Area Naval Command Base. Established in 1983, Phuket Aquarium is a part of the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), spread over 20 acres of prime waterfront property on Phuket's southeast coast.

36. Phuket Weekend Market

3.8 /5

9 km
from city center
36 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

A perfect place to buy souvenirs and test your haggling skills while shop till you drop.

37. Mai Khao Beach

3.8 /5

21 km
from city center
37 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The Mai Kao beach in northwest Phuket, is still pristine and lesser developed as a part of the Sirinath National Park. With its name literally translating to white wood, this 11 km long stretch along the coast is perfect for a long and uninterrupted walk. Once a year, the beach hosts the Songkran festival, where you might be lucky enough to witness a baby turtle release

38. Ko Panyee

3.0 /5

46 km
from city center
38 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Koh Panyee is a tiny fishing village in the Phang Nga Province of Thailand, about an hour and a half north of Phuket City. It's approximately a 20-minute longtail boat ride from Surakul pier in Phang Nga province. A small place with only 360 families, Koh Panyee, houses only 1685 permanent residents.

39. Karon Temple Market

3.4 /5

12 km
from city center
39 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Karon Temple Market on Patak road is popular for its cheap and delightful local trinkets, as well as the wide array of local cuisine. From mouthwatering meat skewers to delicious mangoes and passionfruit, the market is sure to whet any appetite. The street food, and Pad thai are other fast-selling favorites of this little market.

40. Phuket Seashell Museum

3.0 /5

19 km
from city center
40 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The Phuket Seashell Museum in Rawai houses an impressive collection of 2000 shell species. With both English and Thai tours available, it is definitely worth a visit to check out the many rarities on display here including - the world's largest golden pearl, sedimentary shells and tiger cowries.

41. Splash Jungle Water Park

3.4 /5

19 km
from city center
41 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

The Splash Water Jungle Park on Mai Khao beach is known for its fun water thrills and adventures. With its gigantic water slides and rides, it is an ideal place to hang out with family and friends. It is a part of the beautiful Grand Vest Villas in Phuket

42. Thai Hua Museum

2.8 /5

9 km
from city center
42 out of 114
places to visit in Phuket

Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road in Old Phuket Town is a beautiful and well-maintained Sino-Portuguese building dating back to 1917. This recently renovated building was once a Chinese-language school called ‘Phuket Huabun School’, ‘Ratjunhua School’ and finally Thai Hua School’. Today this colonial building is a museum and exhibition space that is also occasionally used as a function hall.

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